Ed Harris stars in 'Wrecks' at the Kirk Douglas Theater, Chrysalis Butterfly Ball honors, Hudson, Star and more, Burt Bacharach serenades Walt Disney Concert Hall, more
FRI 6/1: Ed Harris stars in Neil LaBute’s love story “Wrecks,” proceeds benefit the Archer School for Girls, Kirk Douglas Theater. $110, 8 p.m. Through Saturday.
Dance Camera West kicks off its month long film festival with “Screen Dance: A New Visual Language,” Redcat Theater. $10 – $15, 8 p.m. Through Saturday.
SAT 6/2: Emerging artists Scott David Johnson and Catherine Ryan receive a duo show in “Re: Views,” an exhibit investigating visual codes used to imply gaze, perception and narrative. Megan Wilson’s installation “Morning Glory” also displays, Tinlark Gallery. Free, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Through June 30.
Rick Hess, Jennifer Hudson, Darren Star and special award winner and “The Pursuit of Happyness Author” author Christopher Gardner are feted at the sixth annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball. Rebecca Gayheart-Dane and Dana Walden host, Hudson performs and Randy Jackson emcees, Susan Harris and Hayward Kaiser home. $1,000, 6 p.m.
Boutique wine producers from California, Argentina and New Zealand pair with L.A. staples AOC, Blue on Blue, Campanile, Sushi Roku, Upstairs and Violet for the sixth annual Vintage Hollywood tasting event benefiting United Friends of the Children, private Malibu estate. $200, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Dustin Hoffman serves as honorary chairman when Charlie Chaplin’s “The Pilgrim” screens with Buster Keaton’s “Sherlock Jr.” for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra‘s 18th annual Silent Film Gala featuring the world premiere of Timothy Brock’s “Sherlock Jr.” score, Royce Hall. $35 – $300, 8 p.m.
SUN 6/3: Shakespeare’s “The Tempest“ kicks off the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum’s 2007 Summer Repertory Season. $20 – $25, 4 p.m. Through Sept. 30.
Placido Domingo and Maria Jose Montiel star in the Los Angeles Opera staging of Federico Moreno Torroba’s “Luisa Fernanda,” Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. $35 – $190, 7:30 p.m. Through June 16.
MON 6/4: Portia Iverson and Jane Kaczmarek present and sign “Strange Son,” Vroman’s Bookstore. Free, 7 p.m.
Diane Lefer signs “California Transit: Stories and a Novella,” Dutton’s Brentwood Books. Free, 7 p.m.
TUES 6/5: Burt Bacharach serenades Walt Disney Concert Hall. $33 – $93, 8 p. m.
WED 6/6: Molly Sims and Michelle Rodriguez are among the honorees for A Place Called Home’s “Girlz in the Hood,” org’s Women of Achievement luncheon and fashion show, Beverly Hills Hotel. $150, 10:30 a.m.
“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” unspools for AFI’s “100 years…100 stars,” ArcLight Cinema. $11, 8 p.m.
THURS 6/7 Astronomy professor and one of Time’s 2006 “100 Most Influential People” Dr. Michael E. Brown discusses his work and discovery of “Eris” with comedienne Julia Sweeney. Free, 7 p.m.
Norman Mailer is joined by his son, John Buffalo Mailer, for a Music Center Speaker Series engagement, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. $50 – $120, 8 p.m.